18 Jan 2021
For karaoke at the beach, Benny's Tybee Tavern is the place to be. Right on Butler Avenue (1517 Butler Avenue) at the south end of the island, Benny's is right in the middle of things. This is the dive bar where the locals come to sing their hearts out (or just watch the fun).
Karaoke is on for four nights a week - at least. You'll want to come early on Friday and Saturday nights 'cause this is the popular place to be! If you don't want to sing along, just sit back, relax and have a blast watching the lively, enthusiastic karaoke participants.
You can spend some time at one of the pool tables, getting in some practice for the Wednesday night pool tournaments. Or, just kick back, sit at the bar, watch the game and converse with the locals. Or you can dance to the band on live music nights. Benny's Tybee Tavern is a great bar if you're with a loud rowdy group that wants to party. And just a reminder, smoking is legal at Tybee, so some nights there may be a little smoke around the bar.
This casual bar advertises "the coldest beer in America". Whether that's true or not, it's certainly fun to test. There is a full bar too, so there will be something to quench your thirst here.
And, there is bar food if you work up an appetite. Besides the usual bar-type appetizers (mozzarella sticks or chili cheese fries anyone?), they offer veggie egg rolls, mac & cheese bites, fried pickles and fried okra. For a bit more to eat, you can order wings, hot dogs, chicken fingers or a burger. They have the usual Philly Cheese Steak, which seems to be a Tybee staple, fried shrimp, and fried fish sandwiches. If you need to balance out all that beer with something that's good for you, they do offer several salads and you can actually order a veggie plate! Or, try their fried chicken – it's famous around the island.
The attire at Benny's Tybee Tavern is extremely casual, and they don't do delivery or take out. It's just a great little karaoke bar. Take a look at their Facebook page to check their seasonal hours and specials. Once there, you'll see tons of photos of everyone having a great time! Come in, join in and stay a while.